At some point the Dems and the DNC are going to have to come to the realization that it is time move on – time to move on from the Clinton’s and the failed establishment approach.
For them it’s all about whose been around the longest and who belongs to what clique while ignoring that their base is leaving them behind.
A base increasingly younger and increasingly progressive while the entrenched determined to hold on to control toss platitudes in a minimalist way to them like breadcrumbs to pigeons – they like the numbers but don’t want to get into specifics that could potentially rock the boat.
During the campaign Hillary Clinton grudgingly attempted to portray herself as a progressive, it was neither sincere nor a natural progression, a reality she failed to overcome.
Clinton may have won the popular vote but when you consider the alternative it amounted to little more than an act of desperation.
The Clinton’s, both Hillary and Bill are slowly emerging from the post election cocoon they built for themselves and I honestly can’t see where they’re contributing anything of substance – they in fact offer little more than a distraction and fodder for conservatives.
Granted a certain amount of nostalgia may be involved and nostalgia has a place but the question is whether it serves as a rallying point or merely a fleeting moment in a world characterized by fleeting moments and current memes?
I don’t see either Clinton as a spark capable of igniting or sustaining a movement, they had their moment in the political landscape and should retire gracefully.
Political dynasties have their time, a time that is finite as it was for the Kennedy’s, the Bush family, and now the Clintons.
The ability to barter global access, and influence isn’t what it once was for the Clinton’s, they’ve amassed a fortune and have more money than they’ll ever need – time to either embrace the changes needed or move on while reminescing about the glory days.